What is Ultra Base Navigation (UBN)

Blackboard will have a new look and feel with Blackboards Ultra Base Navigation (UBN) update. This exciting change will bring a modernized navigation menu, improved notifications for important course events, easier access to grades, and more.

This update will only impact the Blackboard interface outside of your courses. Courses will continue to look and operate as they do today after the update.

Screenshot of Blackboard Ultra Base Navigation
Screenshot of an open course

The new Ultra Base Navigation will include menu items such as Institution Page, your profile page, Activity Stream, Courses, Calendar, Messages and Grades. As you navigate Blackboard, the menu will always be visible on the left side of the screen.

Courses and other Blackboard content will open in layers in the foreground. To return to the base navigation menu, click the purple X at the top left corner.